What Would a 7″ iPad Mini Feel Like? Now You Can Get an Idea
With so many rumors of a smaller iPad mini floating around, it’s sounding increasingly possible that Apple may indeed make such a device. Assumed to have a 7.85″ vertical display, it would be about 2″ smaller than the current iPad, so how would that feel and what would it look like?
Both MacStories and MacRumors have put together some different mockups of what an iPad mini could look and feel like, you can load them up on the current iPad display to get an idea of what the device size would be, or even print them out to get a physical idea.
I admit to being skeptical of the size at first, but after seeing the 7″ template on an iPad I think it would actually be a great size for reading in bed, portable gaming, or just for being more totable in general. The smaller size would also probably cost a lot less ($249-$299 price points?), could weigh about half of the 1.3lbs of the current 9.7″ model, and a 7.85″ iPad would easily fit into a coat pocket or purse. Of course, an iPad mini may never see the light of day, but it’s certainly starting to sound more appealing.
Load up the above templates on your iPad and try it out yourself, what do you think?